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Old December 28th, 2008
Angela W Angela W is offline
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question about my 92 olds achieva?

i just bought this car yesterday and all of a sudden now its getting shaky when i drive it over 55 mph, and when i brake to stop at a stop sign or something it seems like the car jerks back a little, i bought it for 1200 and now im scared its not even gonna last me a week. any one know what it could be? and about how much it would cost to get fixed
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Old December 28th, 2008
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Sounds like the brakes and rotors...
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Old December 28th, 2008
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The shaking could be the tires. Try rotating the tires and see if the vibration changes places. It also sounds like you need to have the brakes inspected. You can probably get tires mounted and balanced and some halfway decent brakes for about $500.00. For $1200.00 you had to know you were going to have to put some money into it. If you bought it from a used car dealer then take it back, explain the problems and see what they will do to help. Even if you bought the car as is, it is illegal to sell a car that is unsafe to drive under normal driving conditions. GOOD LUCK!!!
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Sounds like the transmission is shot, figure 2500 for a rebuild at a reputable shop. I also agree you purchased a lemon but for 1200 dollars, one wouldn't expect it to last a week or two. You get what you pay for, next time, I would purchase a new vehicle.
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There is no simple answer to this one but here are a few things to check out. 1. it might be tires some times the problems that seem big like this are just small ones, if the tires are old and worn out or if they aren't balanced. 2. it could be a harmonic balancer but i highly doubt it. 3. it could also be in you're steering components in the front that are with the front axle like you're steering arms or ball joints. Well good luck to you i have an older truck and have some problems with my steering components it can some times be hard to track down and other times it is easy.
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Try calling strutmasters.com for a free diagnose of your car!
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